2 adults, 1 infant hospitalized following car pursuit
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A two-day-old baby girl, a 30-year-old man, and a 21-year-old woman are in the hospital after they were injured in a car crash on North Goodman and Bay Street Thursday night.
New York State Police say that a car they were attempting to stop for a traffic violation did not cooperate, sped off, and ran a red light. It then crashed into the car with the baby and two adults inside.
The family had just been discharged from the hospital after delivering their two-day-old baby.
A graphic video of the crash can be seen below.
State police say that the driver of the car, Kron C. Hathaway, 21, had an illegal handgun and drugs on him when he was arrested after the crash. According to police, Hathaway already had an active warrant in the city of Rochester for a menacing charge.
Hathaway was arraigned bedside at Strong Memorial Hospital by Monroe County Judge Julie Hahn on the charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, and three counts of assault in the second degree.
Hathaway is to be committed to the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $300,000 cash or $500,000 bond. Additional charges may be pending.
A securing order was sent to the Monroe County Jail and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be taking custody of Hathaway at Strong Memorial Hospital until his release.
The victims in the vehicle struck by Hathaway have been identified as passenger Zuleyshka Nicolle Noriega Nunez, 21, the driver, Moises Daniel Quinones Santiago, 30, and a two-day-old baby girl.
The two adults are in guarded condition currently.
We spoke to the sister of 21-year-old victim Zuleyshka Nunez. She did not want to go on camera, but she told us her sister, a new mom, is in rough shape and the two-day-old baby girl is stable but still in the hospital.
News10NBC spoke to a witness who said he watched as emergency crews gave one victim CPR.
“It appeared to be a chase because I heard police sirens at the same time and when I saw it there was already what appeared to be a male victim being given CPR,” Chucky Naz said. “That’s what I could see from my house. And then I saw a baby’s car seat being pulled out from the car. Then a female victim, she appeared to be pretty young, but she was pulled out and retrieved from the back windshield of the car.”